HELI-EXPO 2016 in Possibility City – The Possibilities of Flight. Made Easy.

March 1, 2016 | Author: Theresa Hartzell

Commercial helicopter owners, operators and industry partners gathered this week in Possibility City -Louisville, KY - for HAI’s HELI-EXPO 2016. Enthusiasts from around the globe have the opportunity to see the latest in helicopter technology up close and personal. Last year was my first visit to HELI-EXPO; this year, I’m running the show campaign for Honeywell. Let’s just say I’ve been really busy the past few months thinking about all things helicopter-related.

Honeywell has a variety of industry-leading technologies on display at our booth (#4945). Whatever the mission, we have the solutions to meet your requirements. The What’s Your Mission Tool and Channel Partner Locator walks you through the Honeywell products by mission type and allows you to search for the channel partner that can provide the services you require.

We’re featuring products for connectivity, safety and efficiency at the show including our Aspire 200 satellite communication system. This satcom system is the first to use a special technology to address rotor wash – the way the rotors hinder the communication signal.

The BendixKing team has solutions on display that meet the current mandates for ADS-B Out and HEMS/HAA (helicopter air ambulance). Honeywell’s Sky Connect Tracker system meets one of the air ambulance mandate requirements. Sky Connect Tracker provides talk-text-track ability and serves as the heart of mission management.

There are some other products at the Honeywell booth that I can’t forget to mention. Health Usage and Monitoring Systems (HUMS) and LASEREF VI, our newest addition in navigation technology, are also on display. Once you’ve checked out the products, you’ll want to take a ride in our helicopter. We have a virtual reality experience available where you select the role of pilot, engineer or passenger and enjoy a life-like helicopter ride from the comfort of our booth. The 18th edition of the Helicopter Purchase Outlook is hot off the presses. Fleet replacement and addition rates are the highest in Latin America, Africa and the Middle East. Global purchase plans were off by less than one point with Latin America the only improving region. Light Single-Engine and Twin-Engine models are on track to account for more than 70% of expected purchases. The full forecast can be found here.

There’s lots to do at HELI-EXPO so we’ll be sending you pictures and video throughout the show so follow us on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook. Check our Honeywell HELI-EXPO Event page to find the latest press announcements and other important news. Watch for my live updates on Periscope from Possibility City, where we’ll bring you the Possibilities of Flight. Made Easy.

Theresa Hartzell

Theresa Hartzell

Theresa Hartzell is a Marketing Communications Specialist for the Defense & Space business with Honeywell Aerospace. She came to the marketing communications department from the Business and General Aviation business. She has a degree from Hanover College.